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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: May 27, 2010 4:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taste in burning shows to cd .

occasionally i will leave out drums and put the first two songs on disc one which, more times than not, will allow a show to fit on 2 discs, less drums of course!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 27, 2010 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taste in burning shows to cd .

I have gone that route too . I will usually download the whole show, drop it into "Toast", and see how long it is , them decide hove to divide it up . If the show is less than 160 min., I try to see if there is a sensible way to put it on 2 disc . It usually depends on what is played in the 2nd set . This usually means I start with the beg. of the set , and see how far I get , as I said, if I can make it trough the usual Jerry ballad , that's good, and I either toss the end,and encore at the end of set 1, if there is room . Or, if the show benefits from the end sequence being intact ( say a "Watchtower>Morning Dew" ) . I try to fit a few of the opening songs on the end of the first set ( 'China>Rider, Scarlet>Fire, or some of the stand alone type song , are good for this) . And then sometimes I do split along the traditional drums>space divide , or just follow what the download recommends .
As for drums>space , if I am going to cut, I cut drums more often, as it is the part of a show that is hurt most from missing the visual element ; and often the transition from "Space" to what ever is next can be really great .
Again, I vary my approach , with each disc, often just my mood ( "I want it all", or "I DON'T need another "Trowing Up...Stones").

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Poster: Edsel Date: May 27, 2010 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taste in burning shows to cd .

I tend to leave all shows as they are for burning archival copies.
Disks for the vehicle are whatever I can fit onto one disk, and not necessarily all from the same show. These disks usually die of old age, and or abuse. They never leave the vehicle unless someone walks off with them, or they get smashed by bags of groceries.
Friends that ask for specific shows get the whole thing.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 27, 2010 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taste in burning shows to cd .

Yeah, If I burn it for someone else , it's the whole deal . The edits are for my consumption . Your car strategy make s sense also .

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Poster: stuppider Date: May 28, 2010 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Taste in burning shows to cd .

I edit out all of the tuning tracks on my hard drive copies of the show. I have a home theater pc running windows media center and sometimes play my entire library on random and it is very annoying to have a tuning or crowd noise track come up. I re-number all of the other tracks accordingly and also standardize the track names and "plays into" notations. I also add a small notation to the track name for the end of the first set which is really only an issue for the earlier years. The later shows it is fairly obvious from the set list but I kept the notation anyway. When I burn to disk I try to keep the second set jam as intact as possible. Sometimes that means a short disc 2 or disc 3 depending on the show but cd's are cheap if you buy them on sale. For me storage of the cd's becomes more of an issue than the cost of the media. Nothing is worse than splitting up a good China -> Rider or Help -> Slip! -> Frank.